How to Stop Unwanted Websites From Popping Up

by Brendan O'Brien
internet image by Jean-Michel POUGET from Fotolia.com

Websites that pop up unexpectedly can be both an annoyance and a drain on your computer system's resources. Do not fret, however, since most popular browsers allow you to block pop-ups by changing the settings. Occasionally, you may find some sites do not work correctly without pop-ups enabled. If that is the case, you can go back and simply enable pop-ups for the time being.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Launch your Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and choose "Pop-up Blocker."

Scroll over and click "Turn On Pup-up Blocker." Restart your browser.

Firefox

Step 1

Launch Firefox.

Step 2

Select "Tools" in the main menu bar above the browser. Scroll down and click "Options."

Step 3

Click the "Content" tab. Put a check mark in the box next to "Block pop-up windows."

Click the "OK" button. Restart your browser.

Safari

Step 1

Launch Safari.

Step 2

Click "Safari" in the main menu bar above the browser.

Scroll down and click "Block Pop-Up Windows." Restart your browser.

References

Photo Credits

  • internet image by Jean-Michel POUGET from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his career of more than 15 years. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.

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